Specialist threaded fasteners often need help in forming the best attachment to soft core materials such as aluminium or magnesium alloys. Challenge Europe offers stock, advice and production service operations for a comprehensive range of wire thread inserts.
Available in both tanged and tangless variants, or screw thread inserts which provide high performance internal threads in castings where lightweighting of the complete assembly is a major issue. These inserts provide improved performance over the substrate, enabling bolt tension to be maintained under severe conditions of vibration, thermal stress and corrosive action.
Challenge Europe wire thread inserts represent an extensively proven well accepted technology and are effective in aerospace, automotive, electronics, medical and related industries.
Use of wire thread inserts enables manufacturers to access the best performance characteristics of a multi-material approach, where combinations of metallurgy are required. Standard material is chrome nickel austenitic stainless steel, which is compatible with most substrates and is both hardwearing and corrosion resistant. A wide range of other materials and surface finishes are also available to ensure optimum performance in a variety of thread forms and identification colours.
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